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Iron Bacteria

Naturevolume 105page323 (1920) | Download Citation



IN this book Dr. David Ellis has compiled a monograph on a subject which he has largely made his own, and on which he can speak with first-hand knowledge. The group of micro-organisms discussed is important, and one of the makers of geological history, for many of the bog iron ores owe their formation largely to the activities of iron bacteria, and other iron ores may be due to the same cause. In modern life these organisms are of importance to the water engineer in relation to water reservoirs, the corrosion of conduit pipes, and the general appearance and clarity of water supplies.

Iron Bacteria.

By Dr. David Ellis. Pp. xix + 179 + v plates. (London: Methuen and Co., Ltd., 1919.) Price 10s. 6d. net.

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